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  1. 10 squares in Madrid not to miss

    posted by Tracy Lynch | 0 Comments

    10 squares in Madrid not to miss

    Aug302012

    All over the Madrid you will never be too far from a plaza (aka a square). The city is full of them and they make for the perfect place to take a break in a terrace with a drink or simply just on the steps of a monument. Here are 10 of or our favourite Madrid city squares....

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  2. Special deals...inspiring destinations

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Aug302012

    Are you searching for the perfect place to go on your next trip? Look no further! We've found the coolest cities and the greatest hostel deals around.

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  3. Solo female travel - Nine myths and one truth

    posted by Guest blogger - Stephanie Yoder | 17 Comments

    Solo female travel - Nine myths and one truth

    Aug292012

    So you have this great trip planned out, to a place you've really been longing to see, but you can't seem to convince anyone to come with you. What's a girl to do? Wait? I don't believe in waiting around for other people to make your travel dreams come true. I've travelled solo through a slew of countries from China to Cambodia and Scotland to Slovenia and it's been both fun and enlightening. Along the way I've heard every misconception about solo female travellers you can imagine, so I'm here to set the record straight with nine myths and one truth about solo female travel...

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  4. It’s official – we’re the most trusted hostel website

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 3 Comments

    It’s official – we’re the most trusted hostel website

    Aug282012

    Earlier this June, we ran a travel survey in association with Lonely Planet. We asked people from all over the world things like ‘How many days do you take for your main holiday?’, ‘What’s your favourite type of accommodation?’ and ‘Do you intend to travel in the next months?’ We also wanted to know: ‘What’s your most trusted hostel booking website?’ I’m delighted to report that 80% of people surveyed answered “Hostelworld.com” to that final question.

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  5. 9 things I wish I knew before setting off on a solo adventure...

    posted by Rachael Bruce | 0 Comments

    Aug272012

    Eight months ago I condensed my life into a 15kg backpack and booked a one-way ticket to Europe via South East Asia. I'd be the first to admit that I've made a hell of a lot of mistakes along the way, but I've learnt a hell of a lot at the same time. So in the spirit of paying it forward, here are nine things, in no particular order, that I wish I knew before I left New Zealand on my solo travel adventures...

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  6. La Tomatina – Everyone’s favourite food fight

    posted by Tracy Lynch | 0 Comments

    La Tomatina – Everyone’s favourite food fight

    Aug232012

    Have you ever had the urge to throw a juicy, squishy tomato right in your friend’s face? Well if you take them to Spain for the last Wednesday in August you can do just that and not get in to trouble for it... just make sure you’re in Buñol when you throw it, because you won’t get away with doing it in Barcelona or Madrid.

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  7. Free WiFi in Madrid

    posted by Tracy Lynch | 0 Comments

    Free WiFi in Madrid

    Aug222012

    Visiting Madrid soon and want to stay connected on your trip? Fear not, there are a lot of places around the city that will allow you to log on for free...

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  8. Get the VIP Experience in Porto, Portugal!

    posted by Colm Hanratty/Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Aug132012

    How would you like to win a VIP Experience in Gallery Hostel in Porto? A stay where you get your own room, a Hostelworld Goodie Pack on arrival and more? That’s exactly what we’re giving to our top reviewer this month.

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  9. It ain't over 'til it's over...the biggest festivals for the rest of 2012

    posted by Colm Hanratty and Tracy Lynch | 0 Comments

    Aug132012

    The Olympics may just have finished, and favourites like the St Patrick's Day in Ireland and Queen's Day in the Netherlands may have taken place earlier in the year, but this doesn't mean all the main events of the year are behind us...far from it! The largest public festival in the world is yet to take place, as are the New Year's Celebrations!

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  10. From romance to adventure: inspiring destinations for every journey

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments

    Aug132012

    So you’re looking to take a trip...but what kind of journey are you looking for? From solo backpackers to families and everything in between, pretty much everyone starts planning their trip with a specific type of experience in mind. To this end, we’ve compiled a few great destinations to suit a range of interests. Have a look and be inspired!

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